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by George White
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tales from the Crypt and the BBC?
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Tales from the Crypt and the BBC?

Apparently there's a Dick Fiddy interview online where he says that HBO for Tales from the Crypt S3, wanted to reedit OFAH - Miami Twice and Bernard and the Genie into TFTC. Anyone heard this/
by George White
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trashy European TV
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Trashy European TV

I am still looking for titles, e.g. the Granada-Mediaset Jack Higgins adap Confessional, with Keith Carradine as Liam Devlin, now modernised, as opposed to the version Donald Sutherland played in the Eagle Has Landed, and Robert Lindsay as an IRA priest.
Anthony Quayle as the Pope.
by George White
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trashy European TV
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Trashy European TV

Anyone else with a passing interest in cross-continental Euro-telly? Especially the dramas. Not the modern classy stuff, your Romanzo Criminale and Inspector Montalbano. And the Nordic stuff. But the late 80s/90s stuff common on satellite. Proper Chanel 9 stuff. One of the real interesting things ab...
by George White
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: US TV shows that were more popular in Britain
Replies: 44
Views: 2783

Re: US TV shows that were more popular in Britain

Duncan wrote:Why the capitals for B5 being syndicated. Star Trek TNG and DS9 were first run syndication shows. I thought B5 was on the TNT network?

Arguably you could include Bilko on such a list.
Oh, just a point.
The spinoffs were on TNT.
Originally it was part of PTEN, a syndicated block.
by George White
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: US TV shows that were more popular in Britain
Replies: 44
Views: 2783

US TV shows that were more popular in Britain

The Red Hand Gang Cagney and Lacey and Dallas were as popular in the UK as in the US (I have heard that BBC helped finance the former, as they did with Fame in its syndicated run). Baywatch was saved because of its UK/INTERNATIONAL popularity. Didn't Thames co-finance? Babylon 5 had a more concentra...
by George White
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fictional TV on TV - the shows that weren't
Replies: 60
Views: 4570

Re: Fictional TV on TV - the shows that weren't

Manx TV - ITV region in Mindhorn.
by George White
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV episodes you thought were in different shows.
Replies: 18
Views: 1652

Re: TV episodes you thought were in different shows.

My mum got confused between the 1982 Ivanhoe by Camfield and the Talisman, with Patrick Ryecart, thinking the latter played Ivanhoe.
by George White
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

James Bond Jr. - a US cartoon based on a British character set in UK, animated by Irish and EasternEuropean studios.
by George White
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 4003

Re: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day

Does anyone know about Tito - with Philip Madoc... Mentioned in Halliwell's. Was it going to be a Yugoslavian or European production that just had a British lead, like Ronald Pickup playing Einstein and Verdi for various Euro-broadcasters? Or a British production with European co-financing. Was due ...
by George White
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Live action series you thought were for kids, but weren't...
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Re: Live action series you thought were for kids, but weren'

Steel Justice - 1992, a gritty adult TV pilot about a little boy's soul in the body of a robosaurus.

RTE showed Codename Icarus in an adult slot.
The kid was quite mature, it has to be said.
by George White
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 4003

Re: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day

Apparently, a short demonstration film - Return of the Mekon was made in 1975 for a future planned feature film. Played at some festivals according to Screen Int.
by George White
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 4003

Re: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day

I was in the IFI archives scanning through old Screen Internationals from 75-76. From Screen Int. in 1976 - Henry Kissinger and Tom Courtenay to star in Menahem Golan's Arab-Egyptian thriller Blackmail, while Golan starts "Two from Galilee". An Aussie film called the Shark Arm Murder. Michael McStay...
by George White
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show
Replies: 23
Views: 1581

Re: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show

Howard Lang as Churchill in the Winds of War (replaced by Robert Hardy in War and Remembrance) and Jane.
by George White
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The weird world of dubbing
Replies: 35
Views: 3336

Re: The weird world of dubbing

The German animation Stoaways on the Ark, dubbed for the US market with Harry Towb as Noah, and Peter Hawkins and David Graham among others.
by George White
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show
Replies: 23
Views: 1581

(ack: Gallifreybase.com)

Mary Reynolds, the poor man's Jeanette Charles as Her Maj in Doctor Who - Silver Nemesis and Michael Winner's Bullseye! Janet Brown as Thatcher in For Your Eyes Only, TOTP, Mike Yarwood, Election '79, and John Wells as Denis in FYEO, Anyone for Denis?, About Face, a Basil Brush panto. Julian Glover ...
by George White
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fictional telefantasy
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Fictional telefantasy

Was watching the She-Wolf of London ep Beyond the Beyond, about a sub-Star Trek TV show from the 60s being revived, trouble is, it's clearly written as a US-style show,but it's British, with Edward de Souza and Hugh Walters as Kirk and Spock. And it's shot clearly on film, on sets that seem to be on...
by George White
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 12070

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

The 2002 UK-Canadian coproduction Global Heresy with Peter O'Toole and Martin Clunes, on the other hand doesn't look right. Its near enough, but you realise its not London/English countryside but Ontario. On the other hand, Bodyline managed to convincingly turn parts of Australia into India and Engl...
by George White
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 12070

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

The Master, Paul WS Anderson's film is set in a very New England 50s Britain.

Feud had a pretty inaccurate portrayal of the making of Trog - at a studio on the Thames, not in leafy Berkshire, and a few duff accents.
by George White
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

As a kid, I think I kind of thought the Muppets and Thunderbirds were American, but Lady Penelope, Parker and the sort of Bondian atmosphere did jar. As a kid, I thin you assume anything Disneyish is set in a sort of Mid-Atlantic primary coloured milieu, think Willy Wonka. EDIT CBC's Dieppe from 19...
by George White
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: characters w no leaving scene/ act like always been there
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: characters w no leaving scene/ act like always been ther

Marion and Joyce in Phoenix Nights - in season 2, Joyce appears, and is even photoshopped into the opening of the Phoenix photo where Marion was.
by George White
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

Portman also were involved in quite a few trans-continental oddballs - Outsiders - a German series with Scottish money set in Australia with a Scottish and German lead, and the Sri Lankan-shot Elephant Boy with Scottish and German money and a mostly Australian cast.
by George White
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

I know people who thought that the 1982 Witness for the Prosecution was a BBC production.

A lot of people mistake Avengers as ITC. Interestingly, the later US distributor was American International Pictures' TV arm AIP-TV, who also distributed another non-ITC UK film series, StarMaidens.
by George White
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

The Cay (1974) - US TV movie with James Earl Jones doing a disturbingly Chalky-esque Caribbean accent, feels like an Australian film along the lines of Storm Boy. Actually all-American.
by George White
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

They never released S4 or 5 on dvd.
by George White
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The weird world of dubbing
Replies: 35
Views: 3336

Re: The weird world of dubbing

brigham wrote:What would be the purpose of these dubbings? I can understand why one might dub Gert Fröbe; but Kevin Stoney?
They did it a lot in early Professionals, the likes of Roger Lloyd Pack dubbed with fauxreign voices from the likes of Robert Rietty.
by George White
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The weird world of dubbing
Replies: 35
Views: 3336

Re: The weird world of dubbing

Yes, indeed. Alongside David Graham and Adrienne Posta.
by George White
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The weird world of dubbing
Replies: 35
Views: 3336

Re: The weird world of dubbing

Some info about German Doctor Who dubbing. Michael Schwarzmaier, the German voice of all classic Doctors was in Just Jaeckin's Girls. Rampatrouille Orion's Reinhard Glemnitz - the German voice of Anthony Ainley also appeared in the Winds of War, Patrick Pacard, Sydney Sheldon's Bloodline, the German...
by George White
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The weird world of dubbing
Replies: 35
Views: 3336

Re: The weird world of dubbing

Roger Delgado IIRC dubbed Bird with the Crystal Plumage, like Tenebrae, dubbed by dubbing allstar Robert Rietty in London rather than the usual Argento-dubbers of Nick Alexander, Ted Rusoff, Carolyn de Fonseca, etc (there were a group of around 15 Americans, Canadians, a few Brits, and New Zealander...
by George White
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

Brian F wrote:I was surprised to see on the credits that Mrs Brown's Boys is actually a BBC Scotland production.
Yes, RTE do bring bit to the production, usually money for Irish-based people, usually RTE personalities over, and a plum slot.
by George White
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

Also, the title - it has the quirky sound more suited to Aussie shows.